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  • The Transact-SQL Prime Directive – a bad example

    A while back, I ranted that the design and implementation of Transact-SQL should be guided by a prime directive that guarantees no interference with the flow of set-based data in Transact-SQL.   That was primarily motivated by the fact that no such guarantee exists today in T-SQL. That is, when you move set-based data around in T-SQL, you ...
    Posted to Linchi Shea (Weblog) by Linchi Shea on December 18, 2009
  • The Transact-SQL Prime Directive

      “There can be no interference with the flow of set-based data in Transact-SQL.” – the Prime Directive for the design of Transact-SQL   No, this is not from Microsoft, and of course, I made it up.   If you ever watched the TV series Star Trek, you may know the so-called Prime Directive, which is Starfleet’s General Order ...
    Posted to Linchi Shea (Weblog) by Linchi Shea on September 21, 2009
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